Keeping slim is often difficult to do during the holiday season. The holidays are often geared around food and feasting with your loved ones by your side. Because of this, it is all too easy to start putting on weight without even watching anything. This is why it is so important for you to keep slim and watch your food intake during the holiday season. One way to do this is to think of the holidays one day at a time. Try not to gorge all holiday season long because those couple of days where the holidays actually land are going to cause you to gain lots of weight simply because you are making them months long.
If you spend the entire holiday season gorging on food and feasting every single day, you are bound to begin gaining weight and it can be very difficult for you to get rid of this weight simply because it is packed on so quickly. By thinking of the holidays more as a day-to-day type of event, you will find that you are able to slim down and avoid excess weight gain simply because you are watching what you eat. Also, you can enjoy the holidays without feeling deprived simply by making healthier food choices. For example, you do not need to go for second helpings of everything on Thanksgiving because one helping should be sufficient to keep you nice and full.
Another way to keep the holidays as healthy as possible is to try to do your own cooking and baking. When you do your own cooking, you are more likely to avoid the unhealthy ingredients and excess fat and oils because you are making it yourself. Not only will you look like a great hostess by offering to have the holidays at your house, but it will also be a lot easier for you to watch the ingredients that are going into your food simply because you are the one who is making them. Also, it is very important for you to keep up with your exercise routine even when you feel like you are gaining weight simply because of holiday overeating. You might be surprised as to how much weight you can lose or the fact that you will be able to maintain your weight despite overeating just because of the fact that you are exercising on a daily basis.